Flashcards in Chp2 The Glorious Revolution Deck (12):
What problem did James II create for Parliament?
He was openly Catholic in a Church of England run country
Why did James make parliament so angry?
He kept giving high positions to Catholics against the Test Act
Why was there so much anti-Catholic sentiment in England?
In 1678 Titus Oates had created a story saying that the Catholics were trying to take over England
What did James' refusal to follow the Test Act seem to show?
That he was trying to return England to the Catholic rule
Why did James think he could do as he wanted?
He believe in the "Divine Right of Kings"
What happened in the rebellions against James?
People supported his illigitimate son the Duke of Monmouth, so James started a reign of terror
What is a reign of terror?
attacking and intimidating with fear and violence to get people to take your side
What were the "Bloody Assizes?"
Courts that ordered people's executions because they went against James' wishes
Why was the assention of Mary an important step in the Parliamentary democracy?
This was the first time that a king/queen was chosen by parliament vs inheriting the role
What was the Bill of Rights?
A document that Mary and her husband William agreed to making it clear that the Parliament was the real government of England
Why is that Bill of Rights impotant to us?
They formed the basis of our rights in Canada